Medecins Du Monde -France IPC Nurse Jobs in Ethiopia
Medecins Du Monde -France IPC Nurse Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionContext of the missionMédecins du Monde (MDM) is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) involved in humanitarian interventions, operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response.
Currently, is implementing a program with sex workers (January 2019 - December 2021) in Afar region and Health and Nutrition 2-year project has been launched on 1 July 2019 to be implemented in Gerbo woreda of Nogob zone, Somali region.
In addition, following Covid19 epidemics in Ethiopia since March 16, MdM is supporting the local authorities on the prevention and response in the project areas plus in Addis Abeba.
The IPC nurse will be responsible for ensuring IPC practices in the project area
Key activity areas will include
Support on improving IPC practices during screening, triage and isolation at quarantine and HC's of the project area.
Identify and assist on ensuring all necessary materials to implement standard IPC practices are in place, follow up in the correct use of PPE materials as per WHO/MoH recommendations on the rational use of them.
Support on ensuring standard hygiene, sanitation and waste management practices in collaboration with logistics.
Capacity building of health workers, MdM staff and staff working in the quarantine to implement IPC practices up to the standard, this will be done through formal training and on job supervision.
Reporting on the findings of the supervisions and trainings.
Hierarchical & Functional links
The IPC nurse will be based in Semera, Afar region. S/he will be under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator based in Semera.
And technical supervision of the Medical coordinator based in Addis Ababa.
Support on improving IPC practices during screening, triage and isolation at PoE, quarantine and HC's of the project area.
Adopt/adapt COVID-19 guidelines and SOPs in the project areas and support facilities to implement protocols.
Ensure availability of updated screening and triaging protocols and checklists at facility access points for early recognition of COVID-19 cases.
Establish a well-equipped station at the PoE, triage of HC's and quarantine centre
Post signs in public areas reminding symptomatic patients to alert HCWs.
Promote social distance, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene as preventive measures.
Support MdM and RHB to apply universal standard precautions
Identify and assist on ensuring all necessary materials to implement standard IPC practices are in place.
Conduct material need assessment to ensure IPC practice at the PoE and quarantine site
Forecast, order and follow up on purchase of IPC materials
Assist on organization and structuring of IPC materials placement at PoE and quarantine
Ensure the adequate use of the IPC materials as per Who/MoH recommendations for rational use.
Support on ensuring standard hygiene, sanitation and waste management practices
Together with logistic officer identify gaps on hygiene, sanitation and waste management practices at PoE, quarantine and HCs.
Assist on placement of materials and standard practice of hygiene, sanitation and waste management practices at PoE, quarantine and HCs.
Support POEs, Quarantine sites and health facilities in developing rapid improvement plan to effectively implement and sustain IPC practice for COVID-19 in line with established standards
Capacity building interventions
Train and mentor staff in the quarantine, PoE and HC's on IPC protocols for COVID-19 in line with established standards.
Train and mentor MdM staff on applying standard precautions for COVID-19.
Adopt and disseminate Job-Aids related to COVID-19 IPC guidance for care providers
Develop and maintain relationships with local government officials and partners on improving IPC practices
Participate on material development – eg: SOP , manual, IEC/BCC material.
Reporting and data recording
Prepare and share weekly activity report with Program Coordinator.
Compile and share monthly report for M&E officer and Progco.
Support data recording and documentation.
Support regular monitoring of IPC compliance at facility access points and isolation units
And, S/He will also be involved in any project related activities as requested by supervisors at the field office or the coordination.
Bachelor’s degree on nursing
Trained and certified on IPC
At least 2 years professional experience on a similar position with an international NGO
At list 3 years’ experience as clinical nurse
Excellent written and spoken English language and Afar language will be a plus
Good knowledge of Microsoft office
Understanding and adherence to humanitarian principles
Excellent communication skills with sense of diplomacy
Ability to classify and manage priorities
High autonomous is required
Organisational skills and Rigour
Interest and ability to work in a team
Able to work in difficult living conditions
How to Apply
Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send their application letter including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees through firstname.lastname@example.org email.
If possible, please send all the above in one document – MS Word or PDF by writing the job title on the subject line.
only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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